Filibuster in Cuba, Part 1

By: Chris Calton
Historical Controversies Podcast: Season 2

When Cuban slave owners started to worry that Spain was going to emancipate their slaves, Narciso López thought that the time was ripe to start a revolution to overthrow Spanish rule. American expansionists hoping for the annexation of Cuba volunteered to help López, and many of these expansionists wanted to see Cuba turned into a new slave state.

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